Growing Fruit in containers

As with vegetables, fruit in containers can be sited in any convenient sunny position, such as on a terrace or patio.

Remember that the size of container is important for fruit; for example, goose-berries and red and white currants will eventually need a 30 cm (12”) pot, while blackcurrants, blackberries and loganberries will be best in a 45 cm (18”) container. The first three could be grown as half standards, while blackcurrants are grown as a stooled bush.

It is also possible to grow tree fruits like apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines and Morello cherries in containers. However, it is important to remember that some apples, pears and plums will need partners in order for cross pollination to occur—unless you grow family trees. Start off these trees in a 30 cm (12”) pot and re-pot later.

30. August 2013 by admin
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